Whew – It has been a month for conventions!
First and most exciting: The Secular Women Work Kickstarter was fully funded on the 19th. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this A Thing That Is Going To Happen! I am ready to work and be inspired. And I guess this means that I get to add one more thing to my 2014 con schedule. Yipee!
Also in February I attended SuperCon and Con of the North. I played a lot of board games at those two. I taught some, and learned some, and a few were added to my ever-growing need-to-own list, including Templar, Downfall of Pompeii and Machi Koro.
These are a few of the games I played at SuperCon and Con of the North:
Zombicide is a cooperative game that gets out of control very quickly. Players have a certain number of action points, and unique character abilities. New zombies are spawned at the end of each round. There is dice rolling and action cards that determine which weapons and resources are available to the team. We lost HARD in this game, as might be suggested by the photo above to those who have played.
Downfall of Pompeii is a competitive game in which each person is trying to get as many people out of Pompeii as possible after the volcano explodes. Gameplay involves trying to “kill” each others’ pieces and throwing them into the volcano, mwahahaha.
Flash Point: Fire Rescue is a cooperative game that involves trying to put out fires and saving people. It felt a lot like to Pandemic to me.
Seasons has a bit of everything: drafting, dice rolling, card and resource management. This has been one of my favorites this month; I played and taught it several times at Supercon and Con of the North. It’s funny because this is a game that I’ve owned since Christmas 2013, but every time I went to teach it to myself I passed it over for something else. But it shall remain ignored no longer!
At SuperCon I wrote a children’s book about science for the art auction, an annual event at which all submissions are created or assembled on-site. I even managed to find an illustrator! It raised $10, so that was fun.
Things aren’t slowing down in March either.
What are you doing next month?